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    Created by Penn President Amy Gutmann to strengthen the University of Pennsylvania’s commitment under the Penn Compact 2020 to impactful global, national, and local student engagement, the President’s Engagement Prizes will provide recipients with up to $150,000 – $50,000 for living expenses and up to $100,000 for project implementation expenses – to develop and implement a promising local, national, or global engagement project during the year after graduation.  (Collaborative projects will be welcome with up to three awardees for a collaborative team project.)

    The competition will be open to traditional undergraduates in good academic standing in the College, Engineering, Nursing, or Wharton who have completed at least three-quarters of the credits needed for their baccalaureate degree and who are scheduled to graduate in December 2014, May 2015, or August 2015.

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Because of the number of requests we have had from students for more time to develop their project ideas, we have extended the deadline for the President's Engagement Prizes to January 16, 2015 (the first week of the spring semester).  This gives us more time to help you with your applications and budgets--PEP is a new program, and since there are no past examples of winners at this point,...
Click through here for project ideas and themes! Created by Penn President Amy Gutmann to strengthen the University of Pennsylvania’s commitment under the Penn Compact 2020 to impactful global, national, and local student engagement, the President’s Engagement...
Dr. Robert Lanza (COL ’78, MED ’83), a University Scholar, has been making headlines for his groundbreaking work in adult stem cells. He has been named to this year’s Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People list. We’re proud to have him as an alumnus! Read a longer Time Magazine article about Dr. Lanza’s work here.
Ariel Koren, a junior at the University of Pennsylvania, has been awarded a Harry S. Truman Scholarship, a merit-based award for college students who plan to pursue graduate or professional degrees to prepare for careers in government or public service. Koren, of Jacksonville, Fla., is an East Asian languages and civilizations major in the School of Arts & Sciences at Penn. She has served as...
University of Pennsylvania senior Xavier Flory has been awarded a Michel David-Weill Scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in political science at SciencesPo in Paris. Flory, of Nokesville, Va., is majoring in intellectual history in the School of Arts and Sciences. A former columnist at The Daily Pennsylvanian, Flory has been a recipient of the John Thouron Summer Research Prize and the...